Mălâncrav


Mălâncrav

Mălâncrav ( _de. Malmkrog, _hu. Almakerék) is a village next to Sighişoara in Romania. A dirt road of 10 km leads to the village. It was originally populated by Transylvanian Saxons.

Here are found the most significant Gothic murals in Transylvania aside from those at Ghelinţa/Gelence in Háromszék.

The Saxon Romanesque Lutheran church has early 14th century Gothic murals in the apse, 15th century ones in the nave and a 15 century late Gothic altar.

In later centuries the Apafi clan (Hungarian nobles in Transylvania) buried their dead in the church since they had overlordship in the village, but the sarcophagi were removed by the Communist regime. The locality was not part of the autonomous Saxon territory, although until the 1970s it was populated by Germans.

ee also

* List of Transylvanian Saxon localities


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